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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE88 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 

This rule will revise Child Nutrition Program meal patterns for meals and snacks served to children, as needed, to be consistent with the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released in December 2020. Section 9(f)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), requires that school meals are consistent with the goals of the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. FNS will consider comments submitted in response to the February 2022 final rule, Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium (0584-AE81), when developing this proposed rule. FNS is merging the Buy American Provision in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (0584-AE91)” rule that was listed as a long-term rule on the Fall 2021 Regulatory Agenda, with the 2020 Dietary Guidelines rule (AE88). On 8/4/2021, FNS published a Notice: Request for Information (RFI) from stakeholders, including local operators, State Administrators, industry and producers, about the Buy American provision in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The purpose of the RFI was to help FNS gather feedback from a variety of stakeholders on how the Buy American provision and guidance were currently being implemented, changes FNS should make to current regulations, and guidance and feedback on how FNS can better support local operators as they strive to purchase domestic foods and food products. The feedback that FNS received from that RFI will be taken into account in the development of this expanded rule.  


Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 210.10    7 CFR 210.11    7 CFR 215.7a    7 CFR 220.8    7 CFR 226.20    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1758, sec. 9 (f)(1)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Merged with 0584-AE91 
Agency Contact:
Michael DePiro
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 305-2876

Maureen Lydon
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 457-7713